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Treats For Your Senior Dog
by Chris Malone,posted Feb 7 2013 5:18AM
Much like our own human culture, our pets are living longer, healthier lives than ever before. But even with this longevity a change in your pets diet is necessary as they grow older and that includes the treats they love.
So take a look at these particular dog treats recommended by experts. They are designed for older dogs and can be beneficial for Canines with heath problem common as they get older. From missing teeth, arthritis and joint issues to eye and any other health issues that exists.
Zuke's Hip Action treats
Zuke's is a brand of natural and high quality pet treats. Many of the ingredients are human-grade, meaning you can rest easy knowing these treats are not just tasty but they are good for them too. These treats are specifically formulated with glucosamine, chondroitin, whole food antioxidants and eggshell membrane. Each ingredient is added to help maintain and support healthy hip and joint function.
Blue Super Bars: Blueberry and Pomegranate Blue Buffalo makes a range of natural dog food and treats that are available at most pet supply stores. These fruity bars are filled with nutrients like Vitamin A, C and E and beta carotene which will give your dog's immune system a boost. The antioxidants from the fruit will also help keep your senior dog happy and healthy.
Greenies Senior Dog Chews
Greenies is known for their brand of dog treats and bones formulated specifically for dental health. As your dog ages, they may suffer from dental issues. Since major dental cleanings and extractions require anesthesia which can be risky for an older dog, trying to prevent those issues is best. Greenies makes a chew specifically for senior dogs that not only helps their dental health but also includes ingredients like glucosamine to give their joints a boost.
Halo's Liv-a-Little Salmon Protein Treats
Halo is a holistic dog food company co-owned by Ellen DeGeneres. The company donates a lot of money to help animals in need making these treats a win-win for all. These salmon protein treats not only give your dog an added dose of protein, but the fatty acids from the fish are good for their joints and coats.
From Your Kitchen
There are several things you likely already have in your kitchen that you can give to your senior dogs as a special treat. Eggs are an excellent source of protein for your dog and the soft texture is easy for dogs that have sensitive or missing teeth to eat. Other items you can feed your dog include plain yogurt, pumpkin, sweet potatoes and fish oil. If you have specific concerns about your dog's health and what you can do to supplement their diet in their senior years, talk to your vet.